Before pulling out the victory in overtime, LeBron James missed a game-winning attempt in regulation that would have handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a Game 2 victory.
James notched a triple double with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists on Sunday, helping Cleveland earn a 95–93 OT win over the Golden State Warriors to knot the NBA Finals at 1-1.
On the Cavaliers' final possession in regulation James took the ball to the rim while guarded by Andre Iguodala. He lowered his shoulder and drove for the rim, where three Warrior defenders converged on him. He drew contact, but no foul was called and he missed the shot.
Cleveland outscored the Warriors 8-6 in the overtime period to make James's miss irrelevant. The Cavaliers led throughout much of the game and stretched their lead to 11 points with 3:14 to play. But the Warriors battled back, and Stephen Curry tied the game at 87 on a finger roll with 7.2 seconds left, capping a 15-4 run by the Warriors.
- Dan Gartland